1.4 miles
Distance
170 ft
Climb
-447 ft
Descent
00:09:57
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Sidewinder Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Moab Brand Trails
    Moab, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #6652 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    BLM

Great new addition to the brand trails. Mostly smooth, high speed, with some sudden changes in scenery and terrain, a little steep slickrock too.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Sidewinder mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -277 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,322 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,618 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,618 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,342 ft
  • Grade
    -3.851%
  • Grade max
    -152.03%
  • Grade min
    38.97%
  • Distance climb
    2,123 ft
  • Distance down
    4,443 ft
  • Distance flat
    624 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:57
  • Avg reverse time
    00:17:07
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Status:
on Jan 23, 2023
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4.3 (20 votes)
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      Sidewinder Trail Reports

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      Jan 23, 2023 @ 9:38am
      Jan 23, 2023
      reporter Snow melting causing prevalent, deep mud.
      Jan 13, 2023 @ 10:53pm
      Jan 13, 2023
      Jan 7, 2023 @ 2:50pm
      Jan 7, 2023
      Nov 16, 2022 @ 4:55pm
      Nov 16, 2022
      Trail work, general maintenance on upper half
      Nov 16, 2022 @ 4:23pm
      Nov 16, 2022
      Trail work - General maintenance, upper half
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 68 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      All
      • 959 rides
      • Last: Mar 28, 2014

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      titledistance
      Moab to Bar M10 miles
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      8 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      remymac (Oct 1, 2022 at 20:19)
      I really enjoyed this one. It's the only trail in the Bar M area where you can maintain 20+ mph for quite a while. There is really no need to get on the pedals until you get towards the end. Don't need the brakes often either. There's a nice drop near the beginning (optional) and some nice little kickers here and there for bonus points. There are a few exposed turns that you definitely don't want to flub which is probably the reason for the blue rating and a few relatively short rocky traverses. Otherwise, there isn't really any tech until it's time to climb out back to the bike path.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Dancecomp28 (Sep 10, 2022 at 14:55)
      This is the fastest and most flowy trail in Moab Brands. Super fun to ride and easily lapable. Very high speed, the climb towards the end is a great challenge to power up. Great trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      DownhillDaniel20 (Apr 6, 2022 at 7:55)
      The flowyest trail in Moab. Sick pump track in the parking lot too. Easley lapable too. Funnest trail ever!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      tommymcsass (May 14, 2021 at 11:27)
      If you like the miles - hit this on your way in and out of town (from Mag7 or Navajo Rocks, or just Moab Brands). A very enjoyable send, not very technical, little bit of spikey climbing.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Stephtaylor (Apr 9, 2021 at 22:31)
      Awesome trail. All down hill and a great one to hit after Rusty Spur. Can be technical in some spots but super fun and well worth the climb back up. Some ppl may not enjoy the steep side hill and because of this I would rate this trial advance intermediate pushing black.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      moabandy98 (Oct 25, 2019 at 14:08)
      When the rim tours are here don’t plan on riding at your usual pace, the place turns into a playground
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      • + 2
      Lbcochrane (Apr 29, 2019 at 16:10)
      Great trail, especially if you are done for day and heading into town. Smooth and speedy, for the most part. In late April, the intense red rocks, dark green plants, and purple flowers were other-worldly.
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      • + 1
      DrFeelgood42 (Oct 3, 2018 at 19:27)
      Heads up! Don't miss your turn for the Slickrock incline out of the wash at the bottom. There's lots of tracks that lead down the wash which is the wrong way. Take the Slickrock! Don't follow the wash!
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